Tuesday, May 27, 2008

John Hinderaker blogged Barack Obama must be the most gaffe-prone politician in memory. Today, he delivered a Memorial Day speech in New Mexico. After greeting the local Democratic Party dignitaries, he began:

On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.
Obama's sense of patriotism is triggered by seeing dead people in the audience. Does he like Zombie films?
Memorial Day honors those who have died in our nation's military service. Is it possible that Obama does not know this?
He may know it, but just not care. It gave him an opportunity to pander to people who might be stupid enough to vote for him. Note, the video of this clip is below the fold.
Sometimes the things that come out of his mouth defy understanding.

... QUESTION: What would you do with Blackwater?

OBAMA: I am not a believer in private contractors as a mechanism for serving our -- this United States.
So trained soldiers should be wasted as truck drivers or guarding dignitaries in a war zone.
You know, I, in fact, actually currently have legislation that I introduced that would do a full audit on Blackwater.
Ooh, attack them with lawyers and accountants.
And they need to be held accountable for some of the actions that have already been taken.
Are you going to pass an ex-post-facto law, or accept insurgent testimony against people they were inable to kill on the battlefield.

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